Welcome to Café Luna

Traditional Italian Cuisine, Boutique Wine's and Fine Spirits

Call us TODAY for a Reservation! 858-673-0077

11040 Rancho Carmel Drive - San Diego, CA 92128

Lunch: Tuesday- Friday 11-2
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday 5-9 Friday-Saturday 5-9:30

Traditional Italian Cuisine, Boutique Wine's & Fine Spirits

Small Plates & Appetizers

Nightly Chef's Specials

Petto di Pollo Panini

Penne Con Salciccia

Misto Antipasti & Butternut Squash Soup


Tournadoes Gorgonzola

Extensive Wine List & Cocktails

On & Off Site Catering

Café Luna - Our Food is Over the Moon!

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Cafe Luna – Traditional Italian Cuisine – Boutique Wine’s & Fine Spirits

We opened our doors over 20 years ago as an Italian restaurant serving homemade pasta dishes with a European flair.

Cafe Luna offers “A Celestial Dining Experience” in a gourmet/casual atmosphere. Offering house-made pasta dishes, fresh seafood, creative small plate meals and appetizers.  We also offer weekly happy hour specials at our wine & cocktail bar.

Cafe Luna Catering Services.

We want to be a part of your special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, catering wedding rehearsals or any celebratory event. We invite you to experience our hidden gem. Contact us to book your upcoming event

Excellent service & exceptional meals are what you can expect at Cafe Luna – A San Diego Italian restaurant.

It’s our word-of-mouth reputation that brings in new customers but it’s the food and exceptional service that keeps them coming back.

“We love you to the moon and back”

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Best Italian – Romantic Restaurant – Hidden Gem

A-List Winner

2014 – 1st Place – Best Italian 2013 1st Place – Best Italian  2012 – 2nd Place – Best Italian
Located in Carmel Mountain Ranch


 This little restaurant is hidden in Carmel Mtn Ranch. It has an Italian baroque decor, quiet and calming. We were so impressed with the food! Homemade pasta Bolognese, Chicken marsala and dreamy chocolate mousse. It’s nice to find a restaurant that serves high quality food and has a quiet atmosphere.”
Open Table Diner

“A belated thank you for the amazing evening you provided us with a few weeks ago! We always LOVE Cafe Luna and were thrilled to have invited our friends Peter and Kathleen join us to share in the specialness of your restaurant. You and your team didn’t disappoint and we all agreed it was the best night ever! The food, wine, service, (limoncello!) and mood were all top-notch, and we left there knowing our friends had joined us as loyal patrons! I was so excited to hear you are taking over the restaurant and wanted to congratulate you! I love the plans you have for some changes and can’t wait to watch them develop. You are gifted in this industry and think you have the recipe for success!”

February 2015

Pat & Sharon

I want to thank you for the excellent time you provided our family last Friday night. We all had a wonderful time and everyone who came thought I was a genius for picking your restaurant!

Thanks again!

Richard B


Open Table Diner